Magpie

4.5
136 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Magpie is a modern British restaurant tucked away on Heddon Street, behind Regent Street.

Coming from the team behind Hackney's Pidgin, we call our food 'modern European' which basically means nothing and everything at the same time. Dishes aren't rooted in any particular cuisine but instead focus on great ingredients combined to make something that is above all delicious but that also contains some element of surprise - whether that's Jerusalem artichoke with a ranch butter sauce and avruga caviar, steak tartare with truffle crisps and taleggio or oysters with apple and chilli crisp.

Our wine list includes the biggest selection of wines on tap in London, as well as a small list of wines by the bottle, all from independent and independently minded producers.

Cocktails are potent and fun and include a szechuan pepper oil negroni and a kombu-infused martini.

We look forward to seeing you at Magpie soon.

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1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM

What 136 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice venue but overall disappointed in the food, perhaps as I had heard really good things and it didn't match up to my expectations.

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MP
London
33 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great lunch here with friends. Food and service delicious. Good options on the set lunch menu. Portions generous, lovely wine list.

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, service and delicious NYE menu which was great value for money

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service at a reasonable price for the location

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and cocktails were exceptional and the service was great as well. Highly recommended! I would definitely come back again.

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food that lets the flavours do the talking!

Great atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices and in the centre of London - what's not to like?!!

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PA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We asked to share every single meal and we got tiny plates for that. They weren't very convenient.
Also when I book the table I asked for something small and sweet for my friend's birthday but we didn't get anything. I don't know if that's an issue with the Opentable website or the restaurant. That's a shame.

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F
London
21 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall had a nice meal, which was slightly tainted by the roast chicken which was not fully cooked.

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KL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here with my boy friend to celebrate our anniversary. Amazing food, good service and great ambiance!

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience and chilled out yet attentive staff

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PE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience at the Magpie! We went Saturday for lunch, and were only the second busy table. Quiet restaurant with great food and service!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and food was delicious- the steak tartar and calamari were amazing!

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been back to Magpie twice in the space of a month because the food is so delicious and the service is great. The croquette and fried chicken starters are delicious and the mushroom risotto that I had for main this time round was perfect. Would definitely recommend and will go again!

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A
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch at Magpie was wonderful; the food was considered, seasonal and cooked beautifully whilst the service was some of the best I've ever encountered. Thank you Magpie!

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LC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place at that time of day for me eating out solo.

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HG
London
166 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Magpie is the central London sister of Hackney's Pidgin. It's menu is along the same lines. Food was good. Has the feel of a neighbourhood restaurant which was great.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Well then 50 words to say it was really really good! The food was superb, we‘ll come again! *\*

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VS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely service and a really knowledgeable, friendly sommelier

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing food and service. Slightly small portions for the price, but beautiful tasting lunch. Very quiet for late lunch but sure it would be busy at other times

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious...creamy burrata, delicious beef. Great staff. I'll be back!

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g
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal with good ambience and great location. Service was very good. And the cocktail I had was delicious.

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b
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, good service, although I think I preferred the previous incarnation with the trolley service!

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LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a brilliant restaurant. Delicious food, great service, beautiful atmosphere - it was like being in a movie! Have the fried chicken to start; it was delicious.. thank you!

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i
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely spot! We were a group of 6 and shared a few small plates and had each a main. We were all very happy and satisfied with the food quality and quantity. The a la carte menu is not cheap but the lunch set menu is good value! The service was very friendly attentive and patient. Would want to go back!

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SC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

No atmosphere
Food ok but nothing memorable and not flavoursome
Service awful considering we were one of 4 tables in the restaurant. The waitress kept wanting to take the menu away but there was no one else she needed to give it to. She had no personality and made no effort to interact with us.

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H
Hamburg Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sehr coole Location, modern und schick in der Einrichtung. Moderne Küche, sehr interessante Zutaten-Zusammenstellung und Verarbeitung, Interessante Weinkarte. Beim nächsten London-Aufenthalt wieder...

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D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great. I don't aim to return to places often when there's so many restaurants to try in London, but I will definitely be going back to Magpie.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Went twice in a week. Awesome food and lovely ambience. The roast is realllly good.

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MD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really delicious food- you could tell thought had gone into the flavour combinations and everything added something to the dish! Friendly staff and good location too- hidden from the bustle of regents st.

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HR
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and delicious food in an awesome space. Staff very knowledgeable. Friendly atmosphere. Stands out as the best place to eat on Heddon Street

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Jersey
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Fantastic friendly service but everything else was a let down. I can only describe the food at this place as dull and boring. No atmosphere either with very few diners. The food has no pizzazz whatsoever and the flavours throughout are really bland. In fact I struggled to get any flavour out of my dessert. Hated the toilets as well. I feel sorry for anyone who sits opposite the entrance to the loos. Horrid taps and sink in full view of the diners. Not hip and trendy, just wrong.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant in an upmarket pedestrian square. Excellent food and service.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always nice to come here on a weekend afternoon. It is fairly quiet and you can easily spend a couple of hours at Magpie. Food is outstanding and changes every month (so do cocktails!). Great selection of wine on offer, too. Service is very good - friendly and effortless.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

food choices v poor and v overpriced, waitresses sporadically attentive

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great value set lunch, delicious and fresh seasonal food and a good wine menu

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g
London
519 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Weird bar experience (crappy stools & limited menu), but everything else superb. Menu & food prep were top notch, and best dessert (mousse) on the planet. well done!!

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f
London
29 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Client suggested the venue and wanted something off the beaten path and not too expensive. This hit the spot in terms of secluded location and a good lunch menu that wasn't overly filling/complex. It ticked the boxes for all - the dishes had random combinations (squid & sausage) and the pickled fries aka ready-made salt & vinegar chips but importantly, they all worked and lunch was polished off.

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J
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place with amazing service, food and drinks!

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RV
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate in every respect and highly recommended

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was overpriced and lacked taste and even though we had booked a table in advance all the outside tables were given to walk-ins. As a result we were the only guests dining inside which felt weird.

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